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‘Auschwitz book-keeper’ convicted

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 15, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

A German court has convicted a 94-year-old former guard at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz of being an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 Jews. Oskar Groening, known as the “book-keeper of Auschwitz”, was sentenced to four years in prison. He was responsible for counting the belongings confiscated from prisoners and had [...]

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Police water cannon use rejected

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 15, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Police used water cannon in Belfast during demonstrations this week The home secretary has refused to allow the use of water cannon in England and Wales – a year after three of them were bought by the Metropolitan Police. Theresa May said “without safeguards” they had “the capacity to cause harm”. London Mayor Boris Johnson [...]

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Greek PM facing eurozone deal revolt

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 15, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Striking public sector workers protest in Athens over the austerity measures being debated in parliament Greek MPs are debating tough economic measures they must approve by the end of the day in order for an €86bn eurozone bailout deal to go ahead. The new legislation includes tax rises and an increase in the retirement age. [...]

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